With news that
The team has lost four of five but will have a chance to regroup with four days off after Sunday's game at
Through Friday, the Lakers were the only team to have played 11 games -- most against strong competition.
The combined record of the 10 teams the Lakers have faced (with two battles against the
In comparison, the perfect 9-0
The exact timeline for Bryant's return remains a mystery. Will he be limited or the same Bryant who has won five
The good news for the Lakers is that the schedule will lighten, one of the few advantages of a very difficult start to the season.